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Event brings poetry lovers together
Progress made on bridge over I-94 in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2016
Minnesota authorities hand out nearly 1,000 texting-while-driving violations
Alexandrian wins big Lottery prize
Drew to have Tommy John surgery after elbow injury
Baseball: Osakis pulls away from Patriots
Baseball: Ashby wins first game against B-E
Softball: Osakis cruises past Upsala to sixth win
Softball: Lakers walk off winners over Alexandria
Zion students to present David and Goliath musical
Connecting Faith to Life: There's more to people than what meets the eye
Egenes attends state 4-H counselor training
Walk for multiple sclerosis
German string quartet finishes out concert series
Engaged - Schaffer and Schultz
Births - April 29, 2016
Engaged - Hintermeister and Becker
Births - April 22, 2016
Engaged - Waltz and Jensen
Greengo, Pederson, Knight perfect in week two for Alex shooters
Slowing the spread of emerald ash borer
Morken: A perfect morning, minus the ending
A sport for all ages
Numbers keep booming: Trap league grows again locally, statewide
Roger C. Hanson
Noel Walter Beneke
Dennis "Denny" Stoddard
Robert D. Pulscher
LETTER: Sad that self-pride is missing
LETTER: National Day of Prayer is May 5
LETTER: Find compromise on paying for safe roads and bridges
LETTER: Get to know your fellow American citizens
IT'S OUR TURN: The world should be a kinder place
Pro Ag Show Clinic spotlights livestock
Gardening Tips: Extend garden season with bulbs
Share comments on buffer, soil loss programs
It's time to stop pruning oaks
Grow a rainbow for health and nutrition
Spring styles displayed in fashion show
Robotics Showcase highlights student teams, videos
Knute Nelson named in Top 100 Best Companies to Work For
ALP Utilities recognized for protecting drinking water supply
Take action against hunger
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
February 26, 2016
LETTER: Thank a farmer for all they do
To the editor: Traditionally, the month of February has been designated as Food Awareness Month by both the American and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federations. Your local Douglas FB Federation would also like to be a part of this program and remind all of us as consumers where our food...
opinion / letters
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
Food illness linked to alfalfa sprouts
State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack &...
February 24, 2016 - 3:49pm
Everyday Gourmet: Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large cast-iron pot when you hear “Dutch oven,” but in reality, a Dutch oven is any large pot with an oven-proof lid, making it easy to use both on the stovetop and in the oven. The recipe...
Life / Food
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 17, 2016
Downtown sweet spot for 130 years
Since 1886, a bakery has operated at the corner of Fifth and Broadway in downtown Alexandria. "It's never, as far as I know, been closed and...
February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
February 7, 2016
Line up your favorite nacho toppings for a big game buffet
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service It's that time of year again. Each night at the dinner table, the conversation starts like this:...
Life / Food
February 7, 2016 - 10:00am
February 6, 2016
Cream Puff Sundaes will impress your sweetheart
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service Cream puffs were a specialty of my mother's, and every year she prepared a huge amount to serve...
February 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
January 24, 2016
Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large...
January 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
January 10, 2016
Twists on chili, cornbread will help with New Year's resolutions
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service The new year is here, and with it are many resolutions to do things a little differently in 2016....
January 10, 2016 - 11:12am
January 6, 2016
Local Foods College to return to Alexandria
The locavore movement – in which people eat food produced near their home to reduce their carbon footprint – is getting more and more popular. From field to fork, the average dinner has traveled 1,500 miles. When you buy direct from local farmers, your dollars stay within your...
country / extension
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
January 5, 2016
Sauk Rapids meat company recalls beef products
Huisken Meat Company, a Sauk Rapids, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 89,568 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous wood materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. The Sam’s...
January 5, 2016 - 7:39am
December 24, 2015
Easy and festive last-minute holiday food ideas
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service As we get closer to the holidays, our inbox starts to fill with questions from our readers about...
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
December 20, 2015
Christmas prime rib roast an impressive holiday main dish
By Sarah and Tony Nasello, Forum News Service If you celebrate the Christmas holiday, it's time to start planning for your feast. Do you know...
December 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
November 11, 2015
Sangria and pizza bring together flavors of autumn
A week or so ago, when the weather was beautiful and everyone was out trying to enjoy every last minute of our snowless weather, I went to visit a neighbor and brought along a special fall cocktail I wanted to try: caramel apple sangria. To make the sangria, I combined flavored coffee...
Life / Food
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Out and about: Fork and Cork introduces refined menu
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fork and Cork event on Friday, October 23. Chamber members, businesses and community...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
September 17, 2015
It's time to cook up some recipes!
The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks...
September 17, 2015 - 4:25pm